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In memory of André Ernest Modeste Grétry, the composer (Liege 1741–1813 Montmorency)

Artist:
Medalist: Jacques Édouard Gatteaux (French, Paris 1788–1881 Paris)
Date:
1814
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait, 1909
Accession Number:
09.126.5
Not on view
Signature: Obverse: E. GATTEAUX

Inscription: Legend: obverse (in margin), LES ENFANS D'APOLLON A LA MEM(oire) DE GRETRY.

Legend: reverse (in field), IL SUET CHANTER/COMME ECRIVAIT MOLIÈRE./BOUILLY. [trans.: He could sing as Moliére could write]; (in exergue), SEANCE DU 19 MAI 1814.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait (until 1909; to MMA)
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